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Walking Under the Awning of a Church

Question:
Is one allowed to walk under the awning of a Church? Is there any reason when walking on a sidewalk near a Church to cross to the other side of the street?

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Answer:

It is permissible to walk under the awning of a Church. There is a prohibition from entering into the actual building and even in to the courtyard of a Church. Bit outside under the awning is permissible. If one is stopped and waiting for someone, perhaps they should cross to the other side of the street, so as not to give the impression that they are coming out of the church.

See Shulchan Aruch Y:D 150, Igros Moshe Y:D 3:129, and Rivvevos Efarin 3:496, who discusses this specific question.

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